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Title Samurai, stars of the stage and beautiful women : Kunisada und Kuniyoshi : masters of the color woodblock print / edited by Gunda Luyken and Beat Wismer, Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf ; with contributions by Claudia Delank, Bernd Jesse, Gunda Luyken, Bianca Raitz, Stephan von der Schulenburg, Christian Voit.

Published Ostfildern, Germany : Hatje Cantz Verlag, [2012]
©2012.

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 UniM Bail  769.952 SAMU    AVAILABLE
Physical description 283 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Notes Published in conjunction with the exhibition held in Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, September 10, 2011-January 15, 2012; and in Galerie Stihl, Waiblingen, June 23, 2012-September 9, 2012.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 281).
Contents Amusement and morality -- Theater -- The golden age of the Utagawa school -- Literature -- Japan grotesque -- Everyday life -- The Samurai code of honor as exemplified in the forty-seven rōnin -- Heroes -- Japanese woodblock prints as the source of contemporary popular culture -- Beautiful women -- Utagawa Kuniyoshi as draftsman -- Drawings -- Inventory.
Summary The early 1960s was the former art museum in Düsseldorf an extensive donation of Japanese woodblock prints (ukiyo-e), the founder of the added generously to 1988. Among them are 220 works of the artist Kunisada (1786-1865) and Kuniyoshi (1798-1861), which are distinguished by their finely tuned color and the expressive gestures of the figures represented. The leaves lead the viewer into a colorful, imaginative world of dreams and work occasionally as early examples of today's popular manga (Japanese comics). The publication offers a rare opportunity to compare images of both artists together on the same issues. The text contributions lead in the popular culture of Japan in the 19th Century and build a bridge to the present, they examine aspects of the grotesque in Japanese art, legends and plays, explain and protect it working drafts Kuniyoshi.
Other author Luyken, Gunda, editor.
Wismer, Beat, editor.
Museum Kunstpalast (Düsseldorf, Germany), host institution.
Galerie Stihl Waiblingen, host institution.
Subject Utagawa, Kunisada, 1786-1864. -- Exhibitions.
Utagawa, Kuniyoshi, 1798-1861. -- Exhibitions.
Ukiyoe -- Exhibitions.
Color prints, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868 -- Exhibitions.
Samurai in art -- Exhibitions.
Actors in art -- Exhibitions.
Women in art -- Exhibitions.
ISBN 9783775732390 (hbk. : English)
377573239X (hbk. : English)
9783775732383 (hbk. : German)
3775732381 (hbk. : German)
978394084312 (paperback: English)
978394084329 (paperback: German)